Mullanpur Dakha

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Mullanpur Dakha
Dakha
city
Nickname(s): Dakha
Mullanpur Dakha is located in Punjab
Mullanpur Dakha
Mullanpur Dakha
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 30°50′N 75°40′E / 30.84°N 75.67°E / 30.84; 75.67Coordinates: 30°50′N 75°40′E / 30.84°N 75.67°E / 30.84; 75.67
Country  India
State Punjab
District Ludhiana
Population (2011)
 • Total 16,356
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 141101
Telephone code 0161
Vehicle registration PB-

The town of Mullanpur Dakha, also known as Mandi Mullanpur, is a Nagar panchayat in the Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab. Due to the availability of transport routes to other villages, the town serves as a marketplace of grain and other goods to the surrounding area.

According to census data from 2011, Mullanpur Dakha had a population of 16,356. [1]. Males constituted 8,595 of the population and females 7,761. Though India's national average literacy rate was 74.04%, Mullanpur Dakha had a much higher average literacy rate of 79.41%.

Transportation[edit]

Mullanpur is located off National Highway 5. It has bus services traveling to and from the towns of Bathinda, Moga, and Ludhiana. It also has a railway station with trains to the nearest stations of Chowkimann (7 km), and Ludhiana Junction (19 km). The closest airport is the Chandigarh International Airport, located (134km) two and a half hour away & another airport Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, located (167km) 3 hours away, in the city of Amritsar. Nearby villages include Jangpur, Issewal, Mullanpur, Bhanohar, Raqba, Pandori, Rurka, Dakha and Mohie.

Markets and Colonies[edit]

Markets: Meena Bazaar is the main market in Mullanpur. Bedi Electronics is the main mobile phone and computer repair shop in Mullanpur. Gill Sanitary Store, Babe di Hatti, Issewal Jewellers, Virk Karyana Store, Virk Jewellers and Desh Raj Fruit Juice are some other popular shops.

Colonies: Bank Colony, Link Road, Harnek Nagar, S. Bhagat Singh Nagar, and Dashmesh Nagar comprise some of the colonies in Mullanpur.

Education[edit]

The major local educational institutions are government primary and senior secondary schools:

Eastwood International School, Guru Nanak Public School, GTB Public School Mullanpur, and Guru Hargobind Khalsa College, Sudhar in nearby cities serve the village. GTB national college Dakha is famous in Ludhiana district. Peace Public School is one of the best schools in the area.

Trusts and Gurdwaras[edit]

Trusts: Gurmat Bhawan is the main and most popular trust in Mullanpur. This trust helps and educates poor and handicapped children.

Gurdwaras: The most famous Gurdwara of Mullanpur is Gurdwara Mashkiana Sahib. It's a place of great historical significance. Other Gurdwaras include Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib and Gurdwara Singh Sabha Sahib.

Sports[edit]

Hi-Tech sports park is also located near Dakha in Mullanpur on NH5 that was built by the former MLA Manpreet Singh Ayali. Dakha has a famous football team that has a lot of young, talented players. Dashmesh Sports Club is one of the top teams in the Ludhiana District. Harpreet Singh, popularly known as Tully, represented Village Dakha, Bhanohar at multiple tournaments. Harmanpreet Lalli is another player respected around by the area.

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